Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Nutrient Spotlight

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be obtained from the sun and can physiologically brighten your day by affecting mood and neurological function – this is why we call it “D-Vine Sunshine”. It is well known for its benefit for bone health with osteoporosis, but research indicates that it has the potential to benefit many …

Foundations For Health – Part 6

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Foundations For Health

So far I’ve talked about Diet and Nutrition, Digestive Health, Body Movement and Sleep as important foundations for health! Lastly, I would like to further the discussion of BALANCE  in terms of overall well-being. We often speak of having a balanced diet in terms of physical health, or having a good work-life balance when it comes to mental health. Even …

Foundations For Health – Part 5

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Foundations For Health

So far I’ve highlighted Nutrition/Diet, Digestive Health, and Body Movement/Exercise as important Foundations For Health. Next up – SLEEP! We tend to view sleep as a time when the body and mind shut down, but that’s not really the case, newer findings suggest sleep as an offline brain state. Many important processes happen during the time we are asleep, and it’s …

Foundations For Health – Part 2

Dr. Kate Kuntze, ND Foundations For Health

Welcome back! If you haven’t read it yet, take a look at the first blog in this series HERE, where I begin to highlight something I feel is arguably of the utmost importance. Recap: Macronutrients are what the body needs in larger amounts. This includes proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This also includes water, though it is not always seen as …

Feeling FAT-igued? It’s Hormonal!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Fatigue can be fierce and something that many of us live with on a daily basis. Did you know that your fatigue may actually be correlated to your hormones? Yes that right, so now not only are you “hormonal” when you having a hissy fit, or feeling fat and bloated but you are hormonally unbalanced if you’re fatigued. The Hormonal …

DIY Healing Herbal Sitz Bath

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

I’m in full swing nesting mode.  With only 4 short weeks until I am considered full term in my pregnancy, I am busy prepping our home to be “baby ready”. One of the things on my To-Do list was gathering the ingredients for a “Healing Herbal Sitz Bath”.  I intend to use this bath to help with healing post labour and …

When your Lab Results say “You’re Good to Go” but you’re Not Feeling It!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

  When “no news is good news” and you still feel horribly unwell, what should you do? We say take a copy of your lab results to a Naturopathic Doctor, preferably one at Sanas Health Practice, to tell you the real deal!   Labs are used to diagnose disease and monitor progression. Labs cannot tell you if your body’s physical …

Tequila won’t kill ya!

Marisol Teijeiro Uncategorised

Tequila – It won’t Kill ya! No! In fact it’ll bring you longevity! Yes that’s right, the substance associated with hanging your head over the toilet and swearing to yourself that never again will you consume engine fuel, set up with salt and ending with lime, can actually bring you longevity in some of the most incredible ways. Now, here …

Winter Blues: 5 Tips to Feeling Great in 2017!

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

Are you feeling the Winter Blues? The holiday cheer is wearing off and the winter blues might be setting in, but don’t feel overwhelmed or discouraged. This is a perfect time of year to slow down, reset and get a good start on your new year’s resolutions. Here are my top 5 high-return naturopathic secrets that will have the greatest …

What’s Creaming your coffee?

Jamie Bell Uncategorised

I love coffee! There is something so nice about a hot cup of coffee on a cold day that makes me smile. The way the coffee smells while it’s brewing brings back fond memories of childhood when my father used to brew a big pot to put in his thermos before heading off to work for the day. But what …